The Strain Practice

Senior Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management


Declan Strain

Declan has been in financial services for more than 20 years. He set up his own business in 1995 with Allied Dunbar moving his premises to the centre of Newry in 2001. The business has continued to grow successfully having joined St. James's Place Wealth Management in 2012. Declan has a Diploma in Financial Planning and specialises in building long term client relationships through the provision of ongoing face to face advice. He has become increasingly involved in working with Corporate businesses and also is licenced to advise on the Spanish International Investment Bond.



Denise Crozier

Denise graduated with a Business Degree in 1998 and joined The Strain Practice in November of that year. Denise has been providing financial planning advice to her clients since 2001 and has also achieved the Diploma in Financial Services and more recently has achieved the status of a Chartered Financial Planner. Denise’s advice covers all areas of Wealth Management, Retirement Planning and Protection. Her emphasis is on providing trusted advice to her clients as their needs evolve over the years.



Shealan Strain

Shealan has joined The Strain Practice in August 2018 having previously worked as an Associate Partner of St. James's Place Wealth Management. Shealan is seeking to expand the younger client base within the business.